In this guide we’ll take a look at the best electric fires for the UK market.
I’ve compared design, power, realism, efficiency and cost
to give you my top recommendations.

What Is The Best Electric Fire?

  • Features
  • Classically designed and well-crafted electric fire
  • Effective 2KW fan with two settings
  • No installation required
  • Cost
Rating
9.9/10
  • Features
  • Traditional looking stove design
  • Two heat settings and maximum output of 1.8 kW
  • No installation required
  • Cost
Rating
9.7/10
  • Features
  • Traditional looking stove design
  • 1.8kW fan heater
  • No installation required
  • Cost
Rating
9.5/10
  • Features
  • Includes gloss black surround and marble effect panel
  • 2kW output fan heater with two heat settings
  • No installation required
  • Cost
Rating
9.2/10
  • Features
  • Stylish fire suite with brass effect fire basket
  • 2kW output fan heater with two heat settings
  • Easy to assemble
  • Cost
Rating
8.6/10

More Detailed Electric Fire Reviews

Dimplex CHT20 Cheriton Freestanding Optiflame Electric Fire

This beautiful Dimplex CHT20 Cheriton Freestanding Optiflame Electric Fire is the best flame effect electric fire if you are looking for a classic, stylish design with a realistic flame effect.

This electric fire suit is well crafted and looks like the real deal. The flame effect is lovely, giving the room a warm glow, and visitors often ask if it is a real coal fire! The fire incorporates a fan heater with a choice of two settings, a low 1KW setting and a high 2KW setting. The fan heater quickly heats up the room and is reasonably quiet on the high setting and barely audible on the lower setting. The fire can also be used without the fan heater to provide a warm glow that makes any room feel cosy.

This fire is easy to set up, simply set the ‘coals’ in fire basket, place it against a wall or an existing fire surround, plug it in and it’s good to go. The fire also comes with a remote control for easy operation.

Overall this is a great flame effect electric fire that provides a boost of heat whenever required.

Galleon Fires "Castor" Electric Log Effect Stove Fireplace with Remote

The Galleon Fires “Castor” Electric Log Effect Stove Fireplace with Remote is a beautiful traditionally designed and built stove that has a realistic flame effect with glowing coals and provides a good output of heat.

This item is well-built from sturdy metal components and feels solid and sturdy in use. However, it is still quite lightweight so you can easily move it around if you choose. The electric stove looks just like a traditional stove. The LED flame effect required no bulbs or maintenance and the colour of the flame is adjustable. The item comes with a remote control for easy operation.

The fan has an adjustable thermostat and two heat settings: 0.9kW and 1.8 kW. On the high setting it kicks out a lot of heat and on the low setting, it is effective and quiet. It can also be used without the fan so you can still enjoy the flame effect.

This electric stove requires no setup, simply plug it in wherever you need it and switch it on. It offers great value for money for such a well designed electric fire.

This is a stylish, traditional looking stove that has a realistic flame effect and heats a room up nicely.

VonHaus Panoramic Electric Stove Heater – 1800W Fireplace

The VonHaus Panoramic Electric Stove Heater has a really authentic look and even comes with a ‘stovepipe’ to give you the full effect of a real stove.

This electric fire has a 1.8kW fan heater with two settings and can also be used without heat to provide a fire effect and a warm glow to make any room look cosy. It provides plenty of heat to warm up a small to medium sized room.

The stove is well built and has a nice design with large, tempered glass windows. It requires no setup, simply plug it in and switch it on.

This is a good value electric stove that looks authentic and provides a good amount of heat.

Dimplex MZT20 Mozart Suite Fire in Black

The impressive Dimplex MZT20 Mozart Suite Black is the best electric fire suit if you want the beauty and tradition of a real fire suite as it includes a gloss black surround and a marble effect back panel.

The fire is powered by a 2kW fan heater that kicks out plenty of heat and has a choice of two heat settings. The fire can also be used with just the flame setting to create a cosy feel in you living room.

The design of this fire is classic and traditional and the build quality is excellent. The fire is easy to set up, just place it against the wall and plug it in. When switched on it does look really beautiful.

This electric fire suit is beautifully designed and has an impressive build quality making it a stunning addition to you living room.

fam famgizmo Free Standing Electric Fireplace

This fam famgizmo Free Standing Electric Fireplace Suite has a classic design, realistic flame effect and a 2kW heater.

This fire has a good build quality and a stylish design that would fit a modern or traditional theme. The fire suite comes flat packed and is easy to assemble. The electric fan has two heat settings 1kw and 2kW and can be used with just the flame effect. The flame effect is very realistic and dances nicely creating pleasing flickers and shadows. The fire provides plenty of heat and the fan is quiet in use.

This is a well-made fire suit that looks good in both modern and traditional rooms.